Monday 17 March, 19:30

The Open City

Lecture by Richard Sennett - CANCELLED

What is the impact of the design of buildings, squares or streets in social relations? Can an open city be planned? For Richard Sennett, coherence, balance and integration are not necessarily virtues in urban planning. He goes still further to say that the city should be ambiguous and flexible, imperfect and unfinished, and connected by membranes rather than by walls and frontiers. Only then can the city conserve its creative power and its capacity for embracing experiences that are often contradictory or dissonant in order to stimulate and encourage reflection.